Reusable coffee cups have become more prevalent now in homes and office spaces than disposable cups. Two of the most commonly used reusable coffee cups are glass coffee cups and ceramic cups. Both of them have several properties that make drinking coffee a much enjoyable experience. Glass coffee cups are now the primary means of serving coffee in many cafes and restaurants across the world, besides finding their use in homes. Below are a few benefits of glass coffee cups that all coffee lovers should know.
1.They're often significantly lighter than their ceramic counterparts. I just weighed some mugs from my kitchen. All are about the same volume and quality of construction: the ceramic one was 370 grams, the (thick, single-walled) glass one was 320g. The double walled glass one was 200 grams. That's just over half the weight. You notice that if you're holding your cup a lot.
2.Design Possibilities: Glass is a material that has much higher design possibilities than ceramic. The transparent nature of glass provides a view of the contents poured inside, which is aesthetically pleasing in its own way. Due to this, glass coffee cups are visually more appealing than the ones made from ceramic.
3.While you hold a lighter coffee cup, you get great thermal isolation. I’ve never compared double-walled glass to the increasingly ubiquitous-in-America Yeti cups. But both of them are much better insulators than we’re use to, and will keep your hots hot and your colds cold better than most mugs. Glass coffee cups have high heat retention capacity that is on par with that of a ceramic variety. The material used in glass allows heat to transfer slowly in the form of conduction or convention, thereby preventing the loss of heat quickly. This heat retention capacity is a clear benefit of using a glass cup, as coffee tastes better if consumed hot. The adoption of new materials in making glass has further increased this heat retaining capacity.
4.A unique advantage of glass cups is that they are highly recyclable. This means that glass coffee cups have the least impact on the environment. Glass is a material that can be recycled many times and the resources for recycling them are widely available in almost every region. Ceramic cups, on the other hand, cannot be recycled, which gives glass a distinctive advantage over them in terms of the environmental impact.
See? Double-walled mugs are great. Double-walled glasses have a rich history, including the invention of the double-walled Pyrex glass dish that was created in 1928 and the Coffee Butler, a vacuum insulated glass carafe created in 1985. Not only are these glasses better for keeping your drink hot or cold, they are also very durable.